Christmas is a time of goodwill and of family reunion - except for the Lee family. This year will be different. Millionaire twice over, tyrannical and ruthless - has Simeon Lee become sentimental about his children in his old age? Or does he have a more sinister motive in bringing them all together?
With unseasonal trepidation, the family assembles. In a brilliantly created atmospere of jealousy and suspicion, a brutal murder is commiteed. Hercule Poirot will need all his mastery to solve this audacious crime.